The Souls of Black Folk (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois) by Henry Louis Gates

The Souls of Black Folk (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)

EditorHenry Louis Gates

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W. E. B. Du Bois was a public intellectual, sociologist, and activist on behalf of the African American community. He profoundly shaped black political culture in the United States through his founding role in the NAACP, as well as internationally through the Pan-African movement. Du Bois'ssociological and historical research on African-American communities and culture broke ground in many areas, including the history of the post-Civil War Reconstruction period. Du Bois was also a prolific author of novels, autobiographical accounts, innumerable editorials and journalistic pieces, andseveral works of history."Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here in the dawning of the Twentieth Century."More than one hundred years after its first publication in 1903, The Souls of Black Folk remains possibly the most important book ever penned by a black American. This collection of previously published essays and one short story, on topics varying from history to sociology to music to religion,expounds on the African American condition and life behind the "Veil," the world outside of the white experience in America. This important collection holds a mirror up to the face of black America, revealing its complete form, slavery, Jim Crow, and all. With a series introduction by editor HenryLouis Gates, Jr., and an introduction by Arnold Rampersad, this edition is essential for anyone interested in African American history.

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr., is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He has edited several major reference works, including Dictionary of African Biography, African American Lives, Africana, and African American National Bi...
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Title:The Souls of Black Folk (The Oxford W. E. B. Du Bois)Format:PaperbackDimensions:143 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 0.39 inPublished:March 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Series Introduction: The Black Letters on the SignIntroductionThe Forethought1. Of Our Spiritual Strivings2. Of the Dawn of Freedom3. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others4. Of the Meaning of Progress5. Of the Wings of Atalanta6. Of the Training of Black Men7. Of the Black Belt8. Of the Quest of the Golden Fleece9. Of the Sons of Master and Man10. Of the Faith of the Fathers11. Of the Passing of the First-Born12. Of Alexander Crummell13. Of the Coming of John14. The Sorrow SongsThe AfterthoughtWilliam Edward Burghardt Du Bois: A ChronologySelected Bibliography